Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 933
Daily Value: 47%
Servings: 5

Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat67g102%
Saturated26g130%
Trans1g0%
Carbs58g19%
Fiber2g6%
Sugars48g0%
Protein30g59%
Cholesterol194mg65%
Sodium683mg28%
Calcium104mg10%
Magnesium50mg12%
Potassium737mg21%
Iron3mg16%
Zinc5mg32%
Vitamin A919IU18%
Vitamin C60mg101%
Thiamin (B1)1mg44%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg30%
Niacin (B3)9mg44%
Vitamin B61mg57%
Folic Acid (B9)32µg8%
Vitamin B121µg12%
Vitamin D5µg1%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K10µg12%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated24g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated9g0%
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Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs
Rosalie Freudes - Smoke Alarm Media

These Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs are out of this world. If you've never had alligator ribs before, you're completely missing out on a local delicacy. These ribs are a local favorite in the gator-rich habitats of Florida, where they're a popular and delicious treat.

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INGREDIENTS

For the marmalade glaze :

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

For the ribs :

  • 2 pounds alligator ribs
  • 1 cup tangerine juice
  • 1/3 cup Key lime juice
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 sprigs thyme, stemmed
  • 2 sprigs oregano, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS

For the marmalade glaze :

Combine all of the ingredients except for the butter together in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the butter and keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.

For the ribs :

Place the ribs in a shallow glass dish or large resealable plastic food storage bag. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a nonreactive bowl, and stir until blended thoroughly. Reserve ½ cup marinade for basting.

Pour the marinade over the ribs and toss to thoroughly coat all pieces well. Cover the dish or close the bag and marinate for up to 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat a gas grill on medium heat or prepare a charcoal grill.

Remove the ribs from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill until the ribs are tender, basting frequently with ½ cup marinade, for about 45 minutes. Then, baste with the marmalade glaze, and serve.

Recipe Details

Servings: 5
Cuisine: American

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